vcgencmd on Kali

Part of getting your /boot/config.txt file up and running correctly, is installing the utilities to query the “bios”.  VCGENCMD, as documented slightly here is one of those utilities.  Naturally it isn’t included in Kali’s RPI build.  So how do you get it?

wget http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/r/raspberrypi-firmware/libraspberrypi-bin_1.20130902-1_armel.deb
wget http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/r/raspberrypi-firmware/libraspberrypi0_1.20130902-1_armel.deb
wget http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/r/raspberrypi-firmware/raspberrypi-bootloader_1.20130902-1_armel.deb
dpkg -i raspberrypi-bootloader_1.20130902-1_armel.deb
dpkg -i libraspberrypi0_1.20130902-1_armel.deb
dpkg -i libraspberrypi-bin_1.20130902-1_armel.deb

Now you are good to go on running vcgencmd!

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